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Peratech releases QTC-based EDGE force-sensing HMI solution

February 182019
Peratech releases QTC-based EDGE force-sensing HMI solution

February 18, 2019 - Peratech has launched its QTC-based EDGE force-sensing solution that delivers User Experience (UX) differentiation and functionality for smartphones, wearables, and tablets.

Peratech’s latest HMI solution uses the edges of a device to provide what Peratech believes is a fundamentally better user experience. Thin sensors with Peratech’s QTC technology are mechanically integrated in key areas of the smartphone to capture a user’s single-handed grip, ergonomic finger movements, presses and squeezes to control key functions. EDGE can be used to mute, sleep, volume, zoom, scroll, and emergency-call functions and one-handed usability.

By providing a force-sensing user experience with the edge of a device, Peratech enables designers to eliminate physical button openings and implement a more contoured device with a rigid-metal chassis. This means phones can be more durable and more moisture-proof. Peratech’s EDGE solution works even with a protective case in place.

Peratech’s Tactile User Experience or “TUX” Development Board and embedded software Application Suite enables designers to perform real-time calibration, signal conditioning, sensor fusion with other device sensors, linearization, and gesture/action capture that reduces design complexity and time-to-market. Based on the number and location of functions, Peratech provides a scalable solution—from the most basic to one packed with desired features. Peratech offers technical support in the mechanical and embedded electronics integration of the EDGE solution, including system architecture, integration with existing sensing IC, and rapid force-based UX prototyping.

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